Following the heavy rainfall brought upon our fellow Filipinos in Luzon due to the Habagat comes yet another batch of rain via Tropical Storm Helen (Kai-tak is Helen’s international codename)

Tropical Storm Helen has gotten stronger overnight and is closing in to Northern Luzon.

As of weather bureau Pagasa’s 5 am severe weather bulletin on Tuesday, August 14, Helen’s center was last spotted at 310 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near its center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.
PAGASA: Track of Tropical Storm Helen

PAGASA: Track of Tropical Storm Helen

The least consoling thought about Tropical Storm Helen is, that the areas heavily flooded during the torrential rainfall last week are not going to experience the full threat of  Tropical Storm Helen (Kai-tak). It’s mostly Northern Luzon that has to brace itself for an engagement with Helen in the coming days.

The following public storm warnings have been raised over the following provinces:

Public storm warning #2:
(61-100 km/h winds expected within 24 hours)

  • Isabela
  • Cagayan

Public storm warning #1:
(30-60 km/h winds expected within 24 hours)

  • Quirino
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Ifugao
  • Mt. Province
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Apayao
  • Babuyan & Calayan Group of Islands
  • Batanes

As Helen passes through the Northern part of our Country, we are expected to experience cloudy days ahead with possibilities of thunderstorms in most part of of Luzon and Visays, and Northern Mindanao as well.